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    Question Wet Tissues safe for cleaning?

    Hi people..

    I was wondering whether is those Dettol Wet Tissues good for cleaning the exterior of camera body and exterior or lenses?
    After a day of shoot, sweaty palms may leave sweat residue on the camera body and exterior or lenses.

    Is it safe to wipe it like this?
    Will it lead to growth of fungus in anyway??

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaoken View Post
    Hi people..

    I was wondering whether is those Dettol Wet Tissues good for cleaning the exterior of camera body and exterior or lenses?
    After a day of shoot, sweaty palms may leave sweat residue on the camera body and exterior or lenses.

    Is it safe to wipe it like this?
    Will it lead to growth of fungus in anyway??

    Thanks!
    But wet tissues are very moist leh.

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    Default Re: Wet Tissues safe for cleaning?

    Why not just use a damp cloth? cheaper too and safer but i guess the dettol does kill germs more

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    Not recommended to use wet tissue. Using a piece of dry clean tissue/cloth is even safer than wet tissue. I use that on my specs previously. It does spoil the UV coating in the long run.

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    camera body probably yes.

    lenses, no. you don't know what chemicals they use, you might damage lens coating, best to avoid trouble even if it might not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by playplay View Post
    Not recommended to use wet tissue. Using a piece of dry clean tissue/cloth is even safer than wet tissue. I use that on my specs previously. It does spoil the UV coating in the long run.
    He's not talking about the glass in the lenses, just the body.


    TS, it's ok to use a clean cloth that's a little bit damp with clean water/isopropyl alcohol. Just don't clean the glass elements of your lens that way.
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    Default Re: Wet Tissues safe for cleaning?

    You can use the wet tissue on all the plastics and rubber. Just don't use it on the glass.


    For me, after every shoot, i use a lint free cloth and a polish agent(Used this for many years) to clean my gears. You can clean everything, except the class, and the electrical contact points.


    Damp cloth is fine, but the smell of the sweat and stickyness may still be there. You can damp, a little alcohol/spirit and wipe the rubber grips etc.


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    Default Re: Wet Tissues safe for cleaning?

    camera body exterior yes,
    lenses exterior yes,
    tripod yes,
    camera bag yes,
    face yes,
    hands yes,
    legs yes,
    backside yes,


    glass elements NO!
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    backside yes,




    your own backside yes,

    other people backside no..

    ok, enough ot.

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    Default Re: Wet Tissues safe for cleaning?

    I think I'll only use it to clean the exterior body..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    He's not talking about the glass in the lenses, just the body.


    TS, it's ok to use a clean cloth that's a little bit damp with clean water/isopropyl alcohol. Just don't clean the glass elements of your lens that way.
    He did mention about cleaning the lenses. Pls read carefully. Hehe.. i guess he typed wrongly. the word should be Exterior of lenses. Not Exterior or lenses..


    "I was wondering whether is those Dettol Wet Tissues good for cleaning the exterior of camera body and exterior or lenses?"

    Anyway for cleaning of exterior, i do use lens wipe to clean, but not very often. Probably use 5x then i clean the exterior once, other than that, i use blower blow off all the dust before keeping into dry cabinet.
    Last edited by playplay; 20th August 2009 at 01:04 PM.

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    Default Re: Wet Tissues safe for cleaning?

    Sorry.. Corrected version..

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    Hi people..

    I was wondering whether is those Dettol Wet Tissues good for cleaning the exterior of camera body and exterior or lenses?
    After a day of shoot, sweaty palms may leave sweat residue on the camera body and exterior of lenses.

    Is it safe to wipe it like this?
    Will it lead to growth of fungus in anyway??

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Wet Tissues safe for cleaning?

    I think Dettol Wet tissues contain some form of alcohol

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    But the rubber portion of the lens always get dry up.... how to prevent it...

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